One of the reasons that my husband and I have for homeschooling is to have the greatest influence on their lives. You want to incorporate family Bible study into your homeschool day. Sending your kids to school seems to counteract that influence. By homeschooling, your convictions and values are the main influence, not the public school, not even a private school. We are Christians, and … [Read more...] about How to Incorporate Family Bible Study in Homeschool
I always loved the first day of school when I was growing up. The allure of new school supplies, and seeing friends that I hadn't seen all summer, were all so fun to me. I would pick out my outfit put all of my supplies in my backpack, and be on my way. There were lots of the first day of school traditions, but what about homeschool traditions? Even though your kids aren't going … [Read more...] about Homeschool Traditions for a Great 1st Day!
This post was originally published in August of 2017, but it has been updated and is relevant to my conversations with you all recently! When I ask other homeschool moms what their biggest struggle is with homeschooling, hands down they say consistency. I have to be honest and say that consistency is one of my biggest struggles as well. But what do we mean by consistency? When we talk about … [Read more...] about How to Create Consistency in Your Homeschool Day
It is time for a homeschool day in the life! This year my kids are 10, 8, and 4. Every year that the kids get older I find that I need to figure out a new rhythm! I love to document a homeschool day in the life because it is fun to see what others are doing each day. But, more importantly, I get to look back on how our days have evolved as the kids get a little older. Find my previous … [Read more...] about Homeschool Day in the Life (ages 10, 8, and 4)
When we talk about Financial Wellness in our homeschools, the number one question always seems to be "what are ways to save money as a homeschooler?" Most of us are single-income earners. And because of that, finding ways to save money as a homeschooler is important. Why? Because we are responsible for all the educational materials that our children use. And I know that we all want to make … [Read more...] about Top 4 Ways to Save Money as a Homeschooler
This post is in collaboration with Teaching Textbooks. All opinions are my own. You have been there before. It is February, you are in the slog of the winter season. Your kids aren't sitting down to do their work the way that you want them to. You know that your math curriculum is not working anymore. Something needs to change, but what can you do? You committed to this math curriculum at … [Read more...] about When you Need to Change Math Curriculum Mid-Year